This wasn’t your ordinary crowd. Hitchhiking Ghosts, a few Snow Whites and even a giant, walking, talking hot dog were among a group of hundreds who joined us last night for our first “Trick or Meet Up” at Magic Kingdom Park. We kicked things off with a talk from Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Surrell and a chance to show off some of your amazing costumes.
And there were some great characters in attendance. We’ve posted a gallery of favorites.
During the night, attendees got special guided tours of the new Haunted Mansion Queue with Walt Disney Imagineering show designer and art director Pete Carsillo and Walt Disney Imagineering show producer Eric Goodman. Both Pete and Eric gave blog readers a sneak peek of the queue in March.
Senior graphic designer Tom May also signed some special Disney posters for a group of lucky people.
There were trick-or-treat stations at the event and unique character meet & greets before wrapping things up with a grand exit by the same Headless Horseman you’ll see at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Now that’s an ending, right?
Chances are I’ll likely never talk to a group of hundreds dressed as Indiana Jones standing next to a giant talking turkey leg and that’s what made this event so fun. See for yourself.
We’d like to thank all of our new blog friends for joining us and everyone else who came out in costumes last night. Keep your eyes on the blog for first word of our next event.
This was a fabulously “spooktacular” event! I was intrigued by all of the Haunted Mansion details I learned and Jason Surrell had a great sense of humor during his presentation which made it really fun. It was also such a treat to meet Gene Duncan in person. He’s such an awesome photographer! Thanks so much to everyone on the Disney Parks Blog for such a fun evening!
Looks like it was a spooktacular event, indeed! Sad I didn’t get my RSVP in on time, but so happy for everyone who got to attend. Thanks for sharing these great pics and video, Disney Parks Blog Team! Tom, you make a dashing Indy. 🙂
Bob “from NC”